cursed-poet

THE CONTENTS OF PANDORA’S BOX: an old, exhausted cigarette lighter, a yellowing train ticket to Edinburgh from the year 1993 with a hole punched into it, a mickey mouse keychain with one of the eyes scratched out, a bouquet of dead peonies, a half-eaten blueberry lollipop, tea bags, the kind of rare penny that they don’t manufacture anymore, a fraying poster advertising the opening of a new pizzeria, a chocolate wrapper that reads ‘CHERRY RIPE’, a napkin doused in coffee stains like lipstick kisses, a dried up lightning bug, a piece of cloth torn from what seems like an antique quilt, and a semi-burnt heart-shaped locket that looks ancient enough to be cursed. 

References mentioned in ‘’A Series of Unfortunate Events’’(SPOILERS!!)

It’s not a lie that Daniel Hadnler really likes to reference and do easter eggs of his favorite writers and artists in his book.

So i tried to find and collect some of the references mentioned in ASOUE (They are A LOT so if i forgot something tell me to add it! Also because i have read the books in greek and some of them in english, and a lot of things are lost in the translation.)

  • The name Beatrice and also the name Baudelaire, are references to the ‘‘cursed poet’‘ Charles Baudelaire and his long poem ‘‘Beatrice.’‘ This is actually a reference in a reference because this poem is also a reference to Dante’s Inferno. The Baudelaire’s poem and Inferno are both about a beautiful woman, as Beatrice Baudelaire was. 
  • This is not exactly a reference but Lemony’s dedications to Beatrice reminds me of Shakespeare’s dedication to the ‘’Dark Lady’’ in the ‘’Sonnets’’
  • The name Poe is a reference to the poet Edgar Allan Poe. Also Mr.Poe’s son names are Edgar and Albert. 
  • Edgar and Albert could be a reference to Edgar Alber Guest
  • Eleanora Poe is also a reference to Poe’s short story ‘’Eleanora’’.
  • Violet Klaus and Sunny is a reference to a real crime (i’m not sure about that) but i dont remember a lot for that.
  • Briny Beach takes its name from the poem The Walrus and the Carpente by Lewis Carroll.
  • One of Monty’s snakes is called Virginian Wolfsnake is an obvious allusion to writer Virginia Wolf. 
  • ‘‘Prospero’‘ and ‘‘Stephano’‘ are taken from Shakespeare’s ‘‘The Tempest’‘
  • Also ‘’The Tempest’’ as it name says, it has a lot to do with sea and that’s why the boat to Peru is named after this specific play. 
  • Sunny after Monty’s murder in TRR says ‘’Ackroyd!’’, a reference to Agatha Cristie’s mystery novel ‘’The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’’
  • Somewhere in TRR Lemony mentions the Cafe Kafka, named after Franz Kafka. 
  • The ‘’Damocles Dock’’ is a reference to Greek Mythology and the story of Damocles (Δαμοκλής in greek) is a story about Dionysus who offered to Damocles to live a day as an King. But the whole day a sword was tied with horse’s hair above his head. Yes im Greek so i know a lot about greek mythology. But also ‘’Damocles’’ today symbolises the great danger. The kids in the first illustration of the book are sitting in the dock with a sword above their heads. Brilliant! Isn’t it? 
  • A lot of things in TWW are allusions to Franz Kafka like the name Josephine (Josephine is also a Hurricane) and the whistling thing. I dont have read a lot of Kafka so i cant explain further. 
  • Shirley, the name Olaf used when he was disguised as a receptionist,  is a reference to Edward Hopper’s painting ‘’office at the night’’. There’s a receptionist in the painting, Hopper’s wife (Jo) named ‘’Shirley’’. 
  • Dr. Georgina Orwell is one of the references i found when i was still 12. So if my 12 years old found it, im sure you did. Is obvious. Is an allusion to the writer of ‘’1984′’ George Orwell. ‘’1984′’ is actually the ‘’grand-father’’ of The Hunger Games. A dystopian society with tyrant, who sees and knows everything and everyone is (not literally) hypnotized by him. Georgina seems to know everything that happens in Patryville and she also hyptonotizes people. Also the ‘’symbol’’ of 1984 is an eye. And Georgina is an optometrist and her damn whole office is an eye. 
  • The eye sign with the glasses is a reference to the Great Gatsby. 
  • Olaf’s disguise is Coach Ghengis. A nod to Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire. Olaf wears a turban; there is a tale in which Ghenghis had a dream that involved him wrapping a turban around his head. (from @carmelitaspats)
  • Principal Nero is named after Emperor Nero. A Roman tyrrant. Emperor Nero also did a lot of awful concerts tho. 
  • Isadora and Duncan are named after Isadora Duncan. One of the most important dancers of all time. 
  • When Isadora introduced herself Sunny said ‘’Sapho.’’ The name of the lesbian icon poet Sapho who lived in ancient Greece. I have visit the cliff she jumped off, it was actually 40 mins away from my house. Told you, i know a lot about ancient greece. 
  • Mrs. Bass Mr.Remora and Mrs.Tench are named after… fishes. I think that is the first hint for the Red Fish Statue. It was hinted a lot. 
  • ‘‘Prufpock Prep’‘ the poem by T.S. Eliot  The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • The last illustration is a hint for the theme of the next book but also the second hint for the Red Fish Statue. 
  • 667 Dark Avenue. So 667 is a number after the 666, related with evil. The whole book mentions the number six a lot. There are 66 floors in the 667 building. So now you know why his name is Handler. 
  • Esme Squalor’s name is a reference to the ‘’For Esme with love and Squalor’’ by J.D. Salinger. 
  • The Vern Museum Violet wants to visit is a reference to the author Jules Vern. 
  • The  Akhmatova Bookstore is named after Anna Akhmatova a Russian poet.
  • Pincus Hospital is one of the most funny references. The hospital is named after the doctor who invited contraceptive pills. I think is funny because Sunny was born in this hospital. (so it’s obvious that Berdrand and Beatrice didnt use those pills. Ah you lovebirds)
  • This is one of the easy references too. When the kids are hearing behind the apartment doors they hear someone saying ‘’Let them eat cake’’ something Marie Antoinnete said in the French Revolution when the angry mob of poor people was outside of her palace. The people were living in harsh conditions and someone of the palace said to Marie that they dont dont even have bread to eat. So Marie responded with the legendary quote ‘’Let them eat cake’’. Marie gurl THEY DONT EVEN HAVE BREAD.
  • Sunny said Armani when they were messing around with Jerome’s tie. Armani is a fashion house. 
  • Also another one greek mythology reference! When they were trapped in the elevator Klaus said that the situation reminded him Scylla and Charybdis. Two sea monsters. So they were metaphorically ‘’trapped in the sea’’. Then Sunny said ‘’Glaucus’’ a sea god who was warning and saving sailors. Sunny also saved them from this metaphorically ‘’trapped in sea’’ situation. 
  • The whole Seventh Book is a reference to Poe. In principle ‘’Nevermore tree’’ is a reference to ‘’The Raven’’ a poem in which a raven repeats the word ‘’Nevermore’’. Ravens are sitting in the Nevermore tree. 
  • The name Detective Dupin is a reference to Poe’s character C. Auguste Dupin.
  • When Hector sayin ‘’Curiousier and curiousier’‘ he is quoting  Alice in Wonderland. One of Baudelaire’s favorite books as we learned. 
  • Heimlich Hospital is a reference to Henry Heimlich, a pshychologist.
  • There are two patients named Haruki Murakami and Mikhail Bulkagov. The first one is one of today’s most important writers and the second one is a Russian Novelist.
  • When Sunny is saying Orlando to describe the persong who looks neither man nor woman, is a reference to Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘’Orlando’’ in which the character (a man) becomes a woman.  
  •  In an illustration, one of the Volunteers Fighting Disease plays a guitar with the inscription “This Volunteer fights disease.” Probably a reference  to Woody Guthrie, who inscribed “This machine kills fascists” on his guitar. Realised that after i read Paper Towns. 
  • Hugo’s name is a reference to Victor Hugo. Hugo is also a hunchback a reference to Victor Hugo’s book  The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • “Elliot” and “Beverly”, the aliases Violet and Klaus use when disguised as a two-headed freak are those of twin brothers in the David Cronenberg film Dead Ringers.
  • The Mortmain Mountains is a reference to the Statutes of Mortmain.
  • VFD’s “the world is quiet here” is a reference to the first line of The Garden of Proserpine by Algernon Charles Swineburne: “Here where the world is quiet.” (from @antique-symbolism-main)
  • An excerpt of this poem also appears later in this book: “That no life lives forever / That dead men rise up never / That even the weariest river / Winds somewhere safe to sea.”
  • Violet names her knot ‘’Sumac Knot’’ after a singer she likes. That’s probably the singer Yma Sumac. 
  • Sunny says “Matahari” to refer to her spying on Count Olaf and his troupe. Mata Hari was a female spy during the first world war. 
  • When the Baudelaires and Quigley Quagmire are trying to find a way to escape from the top of Mount Fraught, Sunny says Rosebud, prompting them to use the toboggan. This is a reference to the movie Citizen Kane. “Rosebud’‘ is the first and the last word of the movie . Also Olaf mentioned Citizen Kane at the netflix show in the third episode. 
  • Queequeg is a reference to a character from Moby Dick. Also the members of Queequeg boat are wearing a unifor with Herman Melville’s face on it. Melville is the writer of Moby Dick. 
  • Whidershin’s monologue is a reference to Plato.
  • Gorgonian Grotto is another one reference to greek mythology. Gorgon (Γοργώ in greek) was a sea monster. A woman with snakes in her head. 
  • Sunny says the word ‘’Hewenkella’’ when they are trying to figure out how they will find their way in the grotto. This word is a reference to Hellen Keller a blind and deaf writer. Handler probably used that word because the kids cant saw or hear anything while they were in the grotto. 
  • Dewey’s name is a reference to Dewey Decimal System. Also the hotel is working with this system 
  • The name Denouement, is a reference to the literary term denouement, which refers to action that takes place between the falling action and the resolution of a plot. That happens a lot in that book. 
  • Sunny says the word "efcharisto” to Dewey. This translates to “thank you” ‘’ευχαριστώ’’ in Greek. I realised that when i read the english version. Because in the greek version Sunny is already saying ‘‘efcharisto’‘/’‘ευχαριστώ but in greek. Told you, a lot of things are lost in the translation. 
  • The name Ishmael is another one reference to  Moby Dick, and his insistence of “Call me Ish” is a variation of the first line of Moby Dick: “Call me Ishmael.”
  • All of island citizens are names after famous castaways or people associated with the sea. 
  • The castaways, who dress in white and whose consumption of the coconut cordial keeps them docile, are an allusion to the Lotus Eaters encountered in The Odyssey.
  •  The sheep strapped together are also an allusion to The Odyssey. Odysseus escapes the cylops’s cave by hiding his men under sheep that are strapped together.
  • When Lemony says  “…the heroine of a book much more suitable to read than this one who spends an entire afternoon eating the first bite of a bushel of apples…” he means the girl from Beezus and Ramona. Also in this book, Beezus’s real name is Beatrice. 
  • The scene where Ink gives the apple at Sunny is probably inspired by Bible’s scene when the snake gave the apple to Eve. But Ink saved Sunny (and the Baudelaires) and the Snake destroyed Eve. 

So that’s it. Tell me if i missed any (i probably missed a lot) so i can add it! Hope you liked it and you learned new things about the references in Asoue :)

noone cared about
your mourns, apollo.
   your clothes tarred,
   your ears deaf from
   your own deafening howls,
   your eyes swollen and aching for
   your very last drop of tear had dried out.

however, everyone cared about
your poetry, apollo.
   your love letters on
   your first love’s laurel wreath.
   your joyful sighs on
   your beloved’s discus.
   your scripted psalms on
   your fallen lover’s molten wax.

—  this is the curse of a poet
Meant to be

Hold it in, they tell me
Not knowing that I can’t do that
can’t be that
I wasn’t made to just
push everything down inside
I am of the stars
Exploding in a blaze
of glory and destruction
See me burn, so bright
I light your day
and fill up your night
Put your light
under a bushel
My light is to be flung
across the universe
My song is meant
to be sung
Both a blessing
and a curse

Let’s analyse : That’s Not How the Story Goes

As the Hideous Hiatus looms above us, let’s take a look at the parting song of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

It is now well known that this story tends to expose the “behind the scenes”, hence theatricality being a core aspect of the whole series, especially through the character of Olaf. He may be a very bad actor but he still is an actor. The TV show really captures and enhances this feature, take for example the song It’s the Count or all for Olaf’s disguises.
The links with drama and theater are numerous : Beatrice is said to have been an actress, Lemony a theater critic and at the end of the show, a long zooming in shot really emphasized the appearance of Lemony and Olaf on the photo of the drama club.
This theatrical feature resonates with the choice to end the season on a song : it is like the whole cast is back on the stage to perform the finale, as if they were addressing a moral just like in plays or operas. The chorus really has this “moral” feature : That’s not how the story goes,  which is enhanced by the change at the end That’s just how the story goes. The fact that they sing it together makes it very communicative, like a melody you would repeat after them. And this purpose is well achieved since a lot of people probably still have this song stuck in their heads.

The lyrics themselves follow the theatrical logic as illustrated by this central line : The curtain rings down on the stage.
Indeed, the play, or rather this act, is over. The symbolism of the curtain ringing down is conveyed through the eye closing at the end of each episode. Here again, the link between eye and theater is very strong. The viewer really is put in the position of the spectator. Lemony’s and Olaf’s asides follow this idea too.

And indeed this song is primarly addressed to the viewer. The construction of the lyrics involves the viewer : You may think that the Baudelaires ought to prevail etc.

All the propositions involving the viewer are made on the same principle : the happy ending the viewer would like for the characters VS the reality of the bad ending :

You may think that three children would live pleasant lives but that’s not how the story goes.

The conjunction “but”, which is everywhere in the song, always is the word of rupture and an open door for tragedy. If we make a parallel with drama, a tragedy, particularly the ones ancient Greeks wrote, is a play where the audience is aware since the beginning that the story will not go well and that everything is already written. As I mentionned in my previous post, since Lemony tells us this story, it has already reached its conclusion when we hear it. The idea of the story following its way without anything that can be done to stop it is transparent with the chorus :

That’s not how the story goes

The story cannot move away from its path no matter how much the characters and the viewer would like it.

The entire song is a very good summary of the show’s themes : Sorrows and woes / Gloom and despair. But also humor thanks to Mr. Poe. The chorus’s shift from That’s not how the story goes to That’s just how the story goes conveys the whole symbolization of the show through the ending song. It is also interesting to see that unfortunate events not only happen to the good characters but also to the villains, think about Dr. Orwell’s fate.

The looming presence of tragic and inevitable fate is underlined by the symbolism of the place where they are : the Austere Academy, which is shaped just like a graveyard but is also revealed to be the place where Olaf and Lemony studied together so in a way, where it all begun.

This song is a moment of suspension which summarizes all the characters and their role. What they sing is strongly linked to who they are.
Lemony starts the song because he is our guide. His towering posture mirrors his role as narrator : a narrator lays out a story in front of your eyes. Since he also is a character, he is affected by the tragic tone of the whole song :
I once loved a girl and she thought well of me, we thought we’d be happy together but now I’m alone as you can well see and she’s cold in her grave forever.
His intervention is constructed in the same manner as the ones concerning the Baudelaires : two propositions cut down by the “but”. Even our narrator has a unfortunate backstory which is the motive for his story telling in the first place.

The Baudelaire children have a very specific way of singing. They have a rather neutral face and this echoes the fact that they endure the events without a real possibility of fighting back. They look resigned in front of all the bad things that keep happening to them. Their position is similar to tragic heroes harassed by Fate. They were named Baudelaire after the French poet Charles Baudelaire, a major representative of the « poètes maudits » (cursed poets), appeared in the 19th century. A poète maudit usually feels resent towards society because it doesn’t accept him for who he is, which leads to a tragic life. The theme of sorrows and woes is linked to this aesthetic. As if they were led by their name, the Baudelaires cannot escape their tragic fate.

Poe’s appearance in the song also mirrors his role. He is the bearer of ill news, his name being linked to the raven : “I’m sad to say I have bad news for you, the curtain rings down on the stage.”
This line is a reference to his first appearance but also indicates to the viewer the bad news of them : season one ends now.
As a character, Poe always listens to the song of despair and stays perfectly oblivious to it. He listens to this song on the radio and just sings along, like an outsider, much like in the actual story. He is not mainly concerned by it. Poe is a comic character and he is here to counterbalanced the tragic with humor : But to me there’s nothing but gloom and despair !
It allows the viewer to be relieved of the tragic tension.

Finally, Olaf’s depiction in the song is quite paradoxical. He appears in a dressing-room which is literally the place where an actor goes from themselves to a character and vice versa. Thus, Olaf is « in-between » : the large shot allows you to see his wigs and costumes around him.

At this moment, he is not playing a character, not even his Count Olaf character. Olaf is aware of the eyes of other characters constantly being on him when we see him on screen so he plays his “Count Olaf” part. But here, we see him in a slightly different position, it is as if he was almost vulnerable. This song made Olaf’s personnality even more interesting. Since he is « himself », he reveals yet another side of his psyche. In the second shot in which we see him, we actually see his reflection in the mirror.

Olaf sings to his reflection which symbolises the way he sees himself. The staging on these shots is very reminescent of a theatrical soliloquy, the villain pondering on himself. (I am strongly thinking of Richard III’s soliloquies here).

Pay attention to the lyrics he sings : he is the one to first introduce the chorus and all its tragic impact. Now you may think that they chose these words for him because after all he is the villain and responsible for all the sorrows and woes the Baudelaires have gone through and will encounter. It is of course the first meaning. But if you listen closely to the way he sings, you hear a very melancholic voice. And the sentence the world is a pair of ill-fitting pants and other dire hideous clothes highlights a particularly salty vision of life. This casts a very different light on this character : he also is a tragic character. The climax of this idea is reached with this line : Some people laugh I suppose.
If there is a character who could laugh because of the mess he makes, it’s him. But here he clearly states that he is not part of “some people”. If he cannot laugh, it means he leans towards tragedy. It is not rare that the characters who make you laugh - in ASOUE, Olaf being so theatrical - are actually the most tragic ones. Olaf has a tragic side because he never gets want his wants, his plans to steal the Baudelaires’ fortune always fail. Beyond that, he has an entire backstory full of unfortunate events. The book readers may remember a very particular scene towards the end of the series where the Baudelaires understand all the tragedy behind Olaf. If you cannot wait for season two, you might want to read the whole book series to know more ! It is a clever thing that they already introduce this side of Olaf early on in the TV adaptation.

Overall, this song delivers a bittersweet ending, especially because of the  melancholic melody highlighted by the humming and whistling at the end. The all tone may be very tragic but hope shines too :
“Some people smile at the end of the day !”, Lemony sings.

 
And if “there’s no happy ending not here and not now, there may be later.

Don’t be shy and come ask me if you have questions !

ensorcell

katakura kojuro x mc (unnamed)

a/n: i haven’t written kojuro in a while, surprisingly, so i hope the anon who requested this enjoys it <3 this one is prompt 19 - forceful kiss

Some refer to him as perfect, and he will be the first to admit that he puts on a good show of it, always looking immaculate and remaining punctual and steadfast despite all odds. He gives the impression that he has never stumbled a day in his life, that he is a true gentleman and something of a scholar, and that not a thing in the world could ruffle his feathers.

If that were true, he muses, then his life would be much, much simpler.

As it is, he has many imperfections: he smokes, he drinks too much, he gives in too easily to the whims of Shigezane, his room is a mess and he is, as Shigezane so kindly put it, a hoarder. He is a meddler and a worry-wart and a busy-body. He’s getting old. Just to name a few.

A most recent (and troubling) development has to do with a loss of self-control. If he closes his eyes he can see her smile, and it is all he can do not to wax poetic about her eyes or her hands or her voice at even the slightest mention of her name.

He has, it seems, completely lost his mind.

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A Poet's Curse

And poets write
Of love and
Lust
Of how their treatment
Is unjust
Poets write of
Hurt & pain
Such things
Inspire again
And again
But how can
You verse
The curse
Of life mundane
Each day the same
Write about
Blissful normality
No lifetime calamity
But
If we need
To be hurt
To feel
Is that real
I know
Poets bleed
And need
To hurt
So that they can
Ink in verse
Their life’s curse
But it’s hard to
Comprehend
This goes
Until the end
So that on their tomb
Is carved in stone
Here lies
A poet
Who lived alone
Cursed by
The need to verse
All life’s wrongs
Instead of singing
Misfortune’s song
Missed opportunities
Long since
Gone
By focusing on
Each woeful stanza
Missed out on life’s
Wondrous bonanza

anonymous asked:

Hello! I have recently discovered the works of the poet Arthur Rimbaud via tumblr, and I love it!!! I was wondering whether you could tell me about his significance to French literature since I'm sad I haven't heard anything about him here in England. Thank you, and I'm a huge fan of your blog also!

I’m surprised that you had never heard of him in the UK, I thought he was quite renown across the channel as well! But in any case, yes, he’s absolutely brilliant. He’s a superstar in France, considered a genius, a visionary, a strange hybrid poet who lead the way for modernist (and symbolist) poetry, impossible to stick in one literary movement, difficult to analyse more often than not. He wrote excellent (if more classically structured) poems from his teenage years; then he went up to Paris to follow his luck, apparently deeply sure of his own worth, having written to Verlaine and secured his mentorship, and started hanging out with the literary circles of his days. He wasn’t always liked, but he did leave his marks on his peers; helped and inspired some of them; wrote  A Season in Hell, The Illuminations, as well as numerous amazing letters, and co-wrote erotic poems with Verlaine, whom he was in love with for a short time; all of them brimming with flashes of brilliance and violence; he lead a dissolute life; stopped writing altogether at 21, having already produced what would make him the mythical Visionary Poet, or Cursed Poet he is today; left France to travel the world and settled in Yemen, where he became a commercial of some sort. He died at 37 of cancer. 

In Paris, there’s a lovely cobbled stones street near the Luxembourg Museum where Le Bateau Ivre has been hand painted on the high walls, and illustrated, and every time it’s a joy to read it again. Do pick up his books!

“it’s not about”

it’s not about what you put ink
it’s that it conveys to all what you really think

it’s not about the words that you say
it’s just the hidden emotions they portray

it’s not about your 3am ramblings
it’s that they show so little understanding

it’s not about the words I read
it’s that they reveal thoughts hidden so deep

it’s not about the verses on the screen
it’s that they’re there by all the world to be seen

it’s not about truth or lies
it’s that I’m no longer sure which is in you’re eyes

it’s not about never feeling pain
it’s that it’s repeated in ink again and again

it’s not about the pen in your hand
it’s that I know you but you I don’t understand

it’s not about anything that I can see
it’s that nothing you do anymore is for me

Curse of Clairaudience

the magpie

she calls out to me

wants to tell of hidden loves

gold kept

hoarded preciously

as the raven shouts

tis all but a lie!

they’ve seen it all

from the top of the sky

and the yaffle laughs again

knocking on the deadwood

in case anyone is at home

while the stranger on my shoulder

wants me to let her in

needs to explain it all away

work out all of the pain

& I say sister

I ain’t got the time to listen

none of this brings me a penny

like the magpies will

if I could just hear her

one time again

neil benbow

Unknown friends

I have the poets curse
To feel everything as deeply as this
And Now I reach for pen and paper
Instead of rifle and fist.

I have seen the beauty
The darkness
courage and fear
Explosions, Hot air
And Flesh all seared

The stillness of time
When it all happens so fast
Their heavily laden breath
The silence with their last.

The disconnection
As life spins out of control
The pressure
To unburden my soul

It’s with pen and paper
My battles are now fought
Sleepless nights
A mind distraught

So I turned to you
The Unknown friends
And with some poems
Hearts we can mend.

Thank you Tumblr

MB
Words for Elysium 2016 ©
Maddoc1664


@mikefrawley

A Word Which Buds, Blossoms, and Withers

In time is among rain and snow
The sun which rises and raises heat with clouds which could fall
Heavier than you ever will
Burns through seasons like tobacco
Runs through years like memories
A word by any other scent is just a word
The curse of a poet, a thinker, and something that is only a mouth
All the talks of pillows and sweets could be mentioned
In then end just vague mentions while the rain comes
With the sleet
and then it will snow
and then the sun with flowers and forestry in good health
back to tidings as Northern winds reign again
but we talk about the weather not because it does something to us
Like a master of our lives
It’s merely the color of paper that is our backgrounds
The shades of my passport as I fly by temperatures
No destination and not really coming from anywhere specific
It was just a casual walk near the Pacific
On an Atalantic timeframe
Which is why heroes look lovely to my eyes
Even if I’m looking down on them through this stroll
I’m going off about a setting sun at a time where
It has already sunken into the horizon
Could be the hands of one being Pragmatic and the other a materialistic
but my lobes are caring to strangers while I’m dressed in rags
I guess by heart I just have plenty of personal zones
All the spaces nowhere near me
I just feel it and know to say never to get too close
Like giving out doomsday prophecies empty-heartedly
I can’t say why
It’s just something that started with the turn of a palm and cheek
on an orbit towards a place I’m always coming back to